Technological Improvements through Petrochemicals

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Technological Improvements through Petrochemicals deserve a special mention since petrochemical industries have contributes hugely to theIndian economic infrastructure. Companies like Reliance, Nocil, and IPCL are the most illustrious ones in theIndian petrochemical sector.

One of the main thrusts of petrochemical industries has been to improve the technological applications and ensure technological progress in this sector. Petrochemical industries are high volume and capital intensive industries. The main motive of the petrochemical industries is to create a technological civilization based on scientific and industrial progress through a blueprint, design, development by means of specialized courses rendering technological and engineered development. It has been seen that the giant petrochemical industries inIndia like IPCL, Reliance Industries, Nocil, and CIPET have contributed enormously to technological improvements through petrochemicals. Despite being a late entrant in the petrochemicals industries,Indian technological prowess in this domain has been able to attain international standards. However, the credit goes to IPCL, Reliance Industries, Nocil, and CIPET for this technological contribution. Thus, it becomes mandatory to bring forth their technological drafts which have been employed in the petrochemical sector.

The IPCL is known for its multi-tiered, world class technologies, locations, and products. It has worked with various organizations in the agricultural sectors too and promoted plasticulture (application of plastics in drip-drain, greenhouse, and mulching). The Vadodara complex of IPCL, having 21 plants deals in Petroleum Resins, Polyvinyl chloride, and Acrylic Esters and is paving ways for its upgradation. The IPCL was successful in attracting the attention of the private sector as well. After extensive research on technologies, the IPCL used some specialty catalyst and absorbent objects to improve its production procedures. It stressed on the specialist catalyst in its product mix and that resulted in excellent demonstration of the products from CATAD everywhere

The CIPET (Central Institute of Plastic Engineering and Technology) has contributed a lot in terms of technological development especially in development and fabrication testing equipment for plastic products. The list of technological developments undertaken by the CIPET for the petrochemical industry is given below:

  • All electric two roll mill
  • Motorized Notch Cutter
  • ESCR Apparatus
  • Carbon Black Cin agriculture) .The main aim of this was to boost the use of plastic in pond lining, canal to water seepage controntent Apparatus
  • HDT/VSP Apparatus (Microprocessor Controlled)
  • Falling Dart Impact Tester for Plastics Pipes
  • Burst Strength Tester for Plastics Films
  • Melt Flow Index Tester (Microprocessor Controlled)

Reliance Industries which boasts of an amalgamated petrochemical cum refinery complex, is situated in Gujarat's Jamnagar district. Reliance manufactures a huge range of Polyester, Polymers, Petrochemical, and Fiber Intermediates. Industry experts opine that Reliance Industries all but introduced turbo technology to the petrochemical sector.

The Nocil (NATIONAL ORGANIC CHEMICAL IND LTD) belongs to the Mafatlat Group Company and was the first petrochemical complex in the country. This company has 3 divisions: Nocil Petrochemicals, Nocil, and Nocil Rubbers. It has two main branches - Urvija Investments and Ensen Holdings. It uses the latest technologies in producing butadene, benzene, propylene, and ethylene to upgrade the overall production method. The company is to known incur great profits owing to the huge amount of cost savings.

Last Updated on 13 December 2011